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U.S. Airmen assigned to the 621st Contingency Response Wing guide Soldiers with the 4th Brigade Combat Team (Airborne), 25th Infantry Division as they exit a C-17 Globemaster III aircraft during exercise RED FLAG-Alaska 17-1, Oct. 13, 2016. RF-A is a series of Pacific Air Forces commander-directed field training exercises for U.S. and partner nation forces, providing combined offensive counter-air, interdiction, close air support, and large force employment training in a simulated combat environment. (U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Joseph Swafford) Airmen provide mobility expertise during RED FLAG-Alaska
Over the course of 12 days in October with temperatures dropping below freezing in the “Last Frontier” Airmen from the 621stContingency Response Wing provided rapid global mobility expertise during RED FLAG-Alaska 17-1. The 621st CRW Airmen worked three different locations throughout Alaska assuring Paratroopers with the 4th Brigade Combat Team
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U.S. Marines with the Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force-Southern Command board a C-17 Globemaster III cargo aircraft at Soto Cano Air Base, Honduras, Oct. 8, 2016, for a deployment to Port-au-Prince, Haiti where they will augment approximately 150 other Soldiers, Airmen and Marines from Joint Task Force-Bravo and SPMAGTF-SC who deployed earlier this week with two CH-53E Super Stallion, three CH-47 Chinook, and two UH-60L and two HH-60L Black Hawk helicopters to provide heavy and medium lift to support the U.S. Agency for International Development-led mission. While in Haiti, SPMAGTF-SC and JTF-Bravo personnel are part of Joint Task Force Matthew, a temporary command established by SOUTHCOM in Port-au-Prince, under the command of U.S. Navy Rear Adm. Cedric Pringle, to coordinate and execute the combined Department of Defense supporting elements that include the Marine and Army aircraft from Soto Cano and ships and aircraft from the Navy, Air Force and Coast Guard. (U.S. Air Force photo by Capt. David Liapis) Dover supports humanitarian relief in Haiti
Two C-17A Globemaster IIIs and aircrews from the 3d Airlift Squadron, Dover AFB, flew humanitarian and relief supplies into Port-au-Prince, Haiti, in support of Joint Task Force Matthew from Oct. 6 to 9, 2016.
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U.S. Marines with the Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force-Southern Command board a C-17 Globemaster III cargo aircraft at Soto Cano Air Base, Honduras, Oct. 8, 2016, for a deployment to Port-au-Prince, Haiti where they will augment approximately 150 other Soldiers, Airmen and Marines from Joint Task Force-Bravo and SPMAGTF-SC who deployed earlier this week with two CH-53E Super Stallion, three CH-47 Chinook, and two UH-60L and two HH-60L Black Hawk helicopters to provide heavy and medium lift to support the U.S. Agency for International Development-led mission. While in Haiti, SPMAGTF-SC and JTF-Bravo personnel are part of Joint Task Force Matthew, a temporary command established by SOUTHCOM in Port-au-Prince, under the command of U.S. Navy Rear Adm. Cedric Pringle, to coordinate and execute the combined Department of Defense supporting elements that include the Marine and Army aircraft from Soto Cano and ships and aircraft from the Navy, Air Force and Coast Guard. (U.S. Air Force photo by Capt. David Liapis) Mobility Air Forces enables JTF-Bravo deployment to Haiti
U.S. Air Force heavy airlift was called upon to support approximately 200 Soldiers, Airmen and Marines from Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force-Southern Command and Joint Task Force-Bravo who deployed this week with two CH-53E Super Stallion, three CH-47 Chinook, and two UH-60L and two HH-60L Black Hawk helicopters to provide heavy and medium lift to support the U.S. Agency for International Development-led mission to alleviate human suffering and bolster Haitian disaster response capabilities.
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Airmen from the 6th Airlift Squadron and the 305th Aerial Port Squadron load a Humvee onto a C-17 Globemaster III at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, N.J., Oct. 6, 2016. Mission partners at JB MDL provided the 621st Contingency Response Wing with mobility support as they sent more than 30 Airmen to Haiti in support of disaster relief operations in response to Hurricane Matthew. AMC, Air Forces Transportation support Hurricane Matthew response efforts
Air Forces Transportation has taken the following measures in support of Hurricane Matthew response efforts.
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A maintainer with the 437th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron marshals out a Joint Base Charleston C-17 Globemaster III as it is evacuated to Fort Campbell, Ky., on Oct. 6, 2016, so they can continue their mission of rapid global mobility during Hurricane Matthew. Due to Hurricane Matthew, a Limited Evacuation Order of South Carolina Hurricane Evacuation Zones was issued by the Commander, Joint Base Charleston. All Joint Base personnel are expected to evacuate the area and will return once damage has been assessed and it’s safe to return. 437th Airlift Wing evacuates C-17s

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Families from Naval Station Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, settle into their seats aboard a Boeing C-17A Globemaster III aircraft for evacuation ahead of Hurricane Matthew, Oct. 2, 2016. About 700 spouses, children and pets were evacuated to Naval Air Station Pensacola, Fla., until the hurricane passes. Base tenant commands and 4,800 personnel remain to continue preparations for the storm. Hurricane condition of Readiness 2 was set base wide in preparation for destructive winds within 24 hours. Army photo by Capt. Frederick H. Agee Hurricane Prompts Evacuation of 700 Family Members From Guantanamo Bay
Navy officials directed the evacuation of 700 family members from Naval Station Guantanamo Bay in Cuba, in advance of approaching Hurricane Matthew.
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Maintainers from the 19th Maintenance Group at Little Rock Air Force Base, Ark., await to board a C-130J heading to Pope Army Airfield, North Carolina, for a Joint Operational Access Exercise, Sept. 27, 2016. During the exercise, the 41st and 61st Airlift Squadrons will fly in a nine-ship formation to validate the 82nd Airborne Division as the unit to conduct a real-world forcible entry. (U.S. Air Force photo Senior Airman Mercedes Taylor) Little Rock takes reins in JOAX
Little Rock Air Force Base partnered with the 82nd Airborne Division for a Joint Operational Access Exercise Sept. 27 through Oct. 3, 2016, at Pope Army Airfield, North Carolina. Although much of the focus of the joint exercise was on the multiple jumps and follow-on ground operations, the main objective is to validate the 82nd AD’s ability to
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U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Joshua Kasper, 821st Contingency Response Squadron aerospace maintenance supervisor, marshalls a C-17 Globemaster III aircraft during Exercise Cerberus Strike 16-02 at the Fort Carson Air Terminal, Colo., Sept. 11, 2016. C-Strike is a joint exercise where contingency response forces rehearse potential real-world situations by training with Army counterparts in cargo uploading and downloading on aircraft, aircraft engine running off-loads, communications, aerial port procedures, and air mobility liaison officer operations with airdrops from aircraft. (U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Joseph Swafford) Devil Raiders exercise rapid global mobility skills at C-Strike
Overthe course of ten days Airmen from the 621stContingency Response Wing utilized dirt runways and commercialairports to test their rapid global mobility skills during ExerciseCerberus Strike 16-02.C-Strikeis a contingency response centric mobility exercise occurring inlocations throughout Colorado and Kansas. The exercise gavecontingency response
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The 384th Air Refueling Squadron will deactivate temporarily after Sept. 30, 2016 after establishing McConnell Air Force Base's aerial refueling mission. The 384th ARS will deactivate to make room as McConnell will receives the newest iteration of aerial refueling aircraft, the KC-46 Pegasus. (U.S. Air Force graphic/Senior Airman Christopher Thornbury) 384th ARS deactivates, makes room for KC-46
Forty-three years ago, the 384th Air Refueling Wing landed here eager to build a reputation as the Air Force’s premier air refueling base. With their success, McConnell added three more air refueling squadrons and made the 384th ARW a squadron, all four squadrons assigned to the new 22nd Air Refueling Wing. As the established premier air refueling
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A MAFFS-equipped C-130, assigned to the Air Force Reserve Command’s 302nd Airlift Wing approaches the Power Line fire near Pocatello, Idaho, Aug. 10, 2016.  Aircraft and aircrews from the Air Force Reserve Command’s 302nd Airlift Wing, Peterson Air Force Base, Colo. and the Wyoming Air National Guard’s 153rd Airlift Wing, Cheyenne, Wyo. provided MAFFS capabilities requested by the U.S. Forest Service, supporting aerial fire fighting suppression efforts to fires in Idaho, Oregon, Nevada and Utah Aug. 3 to Sep. 3. (U.S. Air Force photo/Lt. Col. Frank Wilde) Reservists, Guardsmen provide surge support to Great Basin fires with MAFFS C-130s
The 2016 Modular Airborne Fire Fighting System Air Expeditionary Group along with two Air Reserve Component MAFFS-equipped C-130 aircraft completed a month-long activation in support of aerial fire suppression missions in the Western U.S., Sept. 3, 2016. This year’s MAFFS activation began when a Request for Assistance was made by the National
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